|No Horse Meat Here|
I don't eat red meat and haven't since I was a child, pork burgers made with homemade mince are so versatile that I constantly make them over and over and each time they taste completely different if I choose to experiment.
Some recipes are old favourites and are a given, but I choose to push it for the sake of Free From G, this here food blog. I want to come up with a new take on things and pork burgers are always a joy to play around with in the flavour stakes. Plus, they make a really great meal with minimum effort.
Here's how to make 4 really great tasting Spring Onion Burgers, 100g a pop.
|Surprisingly Low Cal And Low Fat|
400g Pork Mince
7 Spring Onions
4 Tablespoons Gluten Free Oyster Sauce (we use Chan Moon Kee)
1 Teaspoon Mirin
Good Pinch of Sea Salt
- Put the pork mince into a bowl or container
|Minced At Home|
- Prep (take the white top off and discard any wilted green stalks) the spring onions and chop into rough bits
|Fragrant And Flavoursome|
- Put into a mini chopper or the like and whizz
- Add to the pork mince
- Add the oyster sauce and mirin and stir thoroughly
- Preheat the grill to high and separate the burger mix roughly into 4 portions
- Cover a grill pan with foil and make the burger patties by hand, you'll want a 1cm thickness
- Put the patties onto the grill pan and place under the grill
- Cook for 10 minutes then turn and cook for another 10 minutes
- Your Spring Onion Burgers are ready!
|Grilled To Perfection|
On that note, I served this with a bit of a lazy salad. Just lettuce and cucumber, but I made the most delicious dressing to go with it.
|Lazy Free From G Salad|
7-8 Round Lettuce Leaves
Good Pinch Sea Salt
Squeeze of Fresh Lime Juice
Pinch of Fresh Grated Root Ginger
1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
1 Teaspoon Gluten Free Oyster Sauce (Chan Moon Key for us)
- Peel the cucumber with a vegetable peeler
- Use the peeler to make cucumber ribbons, when the cucumber gets down to the middle with the seeds, discard
- Put into a bowl and salt, mix
- Take the lettuce leaves and cut into ribbons
- Put the lime juice, ginger, sesame oil and oyster sauce into a bowl or container and mix
- Pour the seeped water from the cucumber and add the lettuce
- Pour the dressing over and mix so that everything is coated
- Put onto serving plates
|Layzeee But Good|
I'm definitely a chips girl but admit that I overindulged during the last quarter of 2012, so something had to give. I've been heavier than I am now but I've also been a lot smaller. I've experienced both sides of the coin so I know how it feels. If a lazy salad with a teeny weeny teaspoon of oil makes a difference, I'm going there. If I can live gluten free, I can live without chips. For a while.
Chips in gravy.... *Swoons*
Though writing has always been a passion, if anyone had told me when I was younger that I would become a food blogger I would have LOL'ed. Life is strange. But so amazing.